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Building a Library: Brahms: A German Requiem

Duration:
3 hours, 12 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 22 September 2012

With Andrew McGregor. Includes Building a Library: Brahms: A German Requiem; New releases of piano music; Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Disc of the Week: Beethoven: Piano Concertos 1, 3.

  • Timings are approximate

    9.05am


    A Requiem for Josquin
    DES PREZ: Nymphes, nappes - Circumdederunt me; Faulte d’argent; La Deploration de Johannes Ockeghem; Miserere mei Deus;
    RICHAFORT: Missa pro defunctis ‘Requiem’
    APPENZELLER: Musae Jovis
    GOMBERT: Musae Jovis
    VINDERS: O mors inevitabilis
    Cinquacento
    HYPERION CDA67959 (CD)


    WILLAERT: Vespro Della Beata Vergine
    Joris Verdin (Organ - Basilica di San-Petronio, Bologna)
    Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings (director)
    RICERCAR RIC325 (CD)


    Music from The Eton Choirbook
    LAMBE: Nesciens mater a 5
    WILLIAM, MONK OF STRATFORD: Magnificat a 4
    ANON. Plainchant: Nesciens mater
    DAVY: St Matthew Passion a 4
    BROWNE: Stabat Mater a 6
    KELLYK: Magnificat a 5
    WYLKYNSON: Jesus autem transiens I; Credo in Deum
    Tonus Peregrinus, Antony Pitts (director)
    NAXOS 8572840 (CD, budget)

    Music from The Eton Choirbook- Performing edition 2011
    www.1equalmusic.com/Details/621


    9.30am Building a Library

    Jeremy Summerly surveys recordings of Brahms German Requiem and makes a recommendation:

    BRAHMS: Ein Deutsches Requiem
    Margaret Price (soprano), Thomas Allen (baritone), Chor und Orchestra des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)
    ORFEO C039101A (CD)


    10:10am New Releases
    Kenneth Hamilton joins Andrew to discuss recent releases of French piano music

    BACH arr. CORTOT / HOUGH: Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV565
    BACH arr. CORTOT: Arioso from Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor BWV1056
    FAURE: Nocturne No 6 in D flat major Op 63; Improvisation in C sharp minor Op 84/5; Impromptu No 5 in F sharp minor Op 102; Barcarolle No 5 in F sharp minor Op 66;
    RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso from Miroirs
    MASSENET arr. HOUGH: Crepuscule from Poeme pastoral
    CHABRIER: Melancolie from Dix Pieces pittoresques
    POULENC: Melancolie; Nocturne No 4 in C minor ‘Bal fantome’; Improvisation No 8 in A minor
    CHAMINADE: Automne Op 35/2
    ALKAN: La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer Op 31/8]
    DEBUSSY: Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque
    DELIBES arr. HOUGH: Pizzicati from Sylvia
    LISZT: Reminiscences de La juive: Fantaisie brillante sur des motifs de l’opera de Halevy S409a
    HYPERION CDA67890 (CD)


    LISZT: Sancta Dorothea; St. Francois d’Assise: La predication aux oiseaux; Consolations; Unstern! Sinistre, disastro; St. Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots
    MESSIAEN: Petites esquisses d’oiseaux; Canteyodjaya
    Fredrik Ullen (piano)
    BIS BISCD1803 (CD)


    DEBUSSY: Children’s Corner; Suite bergamasque; Danse; Deux Arabesques; Pour le piano; Masques; L’isle joyeuse; La plus que lente
    Angela Hewitt (piano)
    HYPERION CDA67898 (CD)


    Benjamin Grosvenor - Rhapsody in Blue
    SAINT-SAENS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 22; The Swan
    RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G Major; Prelude
    GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue; Love Walked In
    Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, James Judd (conductor)
    DECCA 4783527 (CD)


    LALO: Concerto russe for violin and orchestra Op. 29;Romance-Serenade for violin and orchestra; Fantaisie-ballet for violin and orchestra; Piano Concerto
    LALO Orchestra. PIERNE: Guitare for violin and orchestra Op. 28
    Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin), Pierre-Alain Volondat (piano), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Kees Bakels (conductor)
    BIS BISSACD1890 (Hybrid SACD)


    11.05am
    Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard talks to Andrew about his two recent recordings for the Liszt and Debussy anniversaries

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard - The Liszt Project
    LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor; La lugubre gondola; Nuages gris; Unstern! Sinistre; Aux Cypres de la Villa d'Este I; St. François d'Assise: La Predication aux Oiseaux; Les Jeux d'Eau à la Villa d'Este; Vallee d'Obermann
    WAGNER: Piano Sonata in Ab major
    BERG: Piano Sonata Op.1
    SCRIABIN: Piano Sonata no.9 in F major
    BARTOK: Nenie
    STROPPA: Tangata manu
    RAVEL: Jeux d'eau
    MESSIAEN: Le Traquet stapazin
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4779439 (2CD, mid-price)


    DEBUSSY: Preludes Book 1; Preludes Book 2
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4779982 (CD)


    11.45am Disc of the Week

    The Beethoven Journey: - Piano Concertos no. 1 and 3
    BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15; Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
    Leif Ove Andsnes (piano and director), Mahler Chamber Orchestra
    SONY 88725420582 (CD)

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